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    Looking at the size of the holes in the inside of...

    Looking at the size of the holes in the inside of the ring it could possibly be back set. It would be difficult to get in and keep all the settings even because of how close to each other they are....
  2. I usually set the kiln for a slowish ramp (0 to...

    I usually set the kiln for a slowish ramp (0 to 230 in about an hour and a half) upto 230 deg C then hold it there for around another 2 and a half hours until you ramp to flask temp then drop and...
  3. What was the ring model made from ? It could be...

    What was the ring model made from ? It could be incomplete burnout.There is still ash sat inside the mould. I think there is a couple of things going on here. What ratio did you mix your investment...
  4. Thread: spinner ring

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    I have just made one it was made with sheet and...

    I have just made one it was made with sheet and square wire to fit inside an existing ring. I bent everything up and soldered the ends of the liner up inside the ring. The hard bit was keeping all...
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    Yes you are correct It about 65grams of PT. Just...

    Yes you are correct It about 65grams of PT. Just find the specific gravity of the metal then multiply it by the weight

    http://www.premierjewelrycasting.com/?page_id=164

    It would defiantly be...
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    Your temps seem ok I use 1020-1050 to melt...

    Your temps seem ok I use 1020-1050 to melt sterling you want it so the metal is spinning , maybe try a carving wax model (Ferris / Kerr wax or equivalent) and see how that casts. If it casts ok which...
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    What material are you using for the model ?

    What material are you using for the model ?
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    Nice one thats good

    Nice one thats good
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    What are the rings made from ?

    What are the rings made from ?
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    I have had ear posts stamped with my hallmark...

    I have had ear posts stamped with my hallmark they are made from .8mm wire you could specify separate links I guess or make the link from hallmarked wire you join the chain with, you would have to...
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    Whats it resting on ?

    Whats it resting on ?
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    I usually soak the flask for 2 hours minimum. Yes...

    I usually soak the flask for 2 hours minimum. Yes very fine detail the hotter flask temperature keeps the metal liquid longer so it can fill all the smaller voids.
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    I don't think there is really an ideal , just the...

    I don't think there is really an ideal , just the lowest temp you can get a complete casting from. With my kiln which may not be calibrated I can go down to 530 ish for heavy stuff and If its lots of...
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    I've not cast with 800 but with sterling if its...

    I've not cast with 800 but with sterling if its black I take it as the metal or the flask was to hot. You can put a charcoal block over the flask as soon as it poured this may help a bit. It should...
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    You can get stainless steel shot that stops this....

    You can get stainless steel shot that stops this. If you put coca cola in it and spin it will clean them up. I always remove and dry. I change the liquid everytime not sure what others do
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    It also depends on the weight if its below 7.78...

    It also depends on the weight if its below 7.78 grams it can be marked 925 or 999 by yourself, You still can have it hallmarked below 7.78 grams and as above it would be marked as sterling.
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    The shop in Stockport closed down a while back...

    The shop in Stockport closed down a while back now, there Facebook page says they have retired https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterMinerals/
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    I use propane and an oxygen generator in my...

    I use propane and an oxygen generator in my torch. But I melt metal electrically. Personally I would buy the grain already alloyed if you are not familiar with making it gets very expensive quickly....
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb2ZCoiOe3k&ab_cha...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb2ZCoiOe3k&ab_channel=AlecSteele


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb2ZCoiOe3k&ab_channel=AlecSteele

    He is a blacksmith ,he makes some fantastic things. A...
  20. Thread: Gold solder

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    I think its nicer to solder than silver. it...

    I think its nicer to solder than silver. it doesn't eat the heat up as much. if you only need a small amount wire will probs work out cheaper. well maybe more expensive but cheaper to buy a smaller...
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    They came out really well !

    They came out really well !
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    If you are just reshaping, its ok to work with....

    If you are just reshaping, its ok to work with. its like platinum ish, If you need to resize I would be careful taking the job on if you are not sure. Also don't beat it so much as it will need...
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    that looks great nice job

    that looks great nice job
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    Alumi-UV Resin is a great way to finish it. you...

    Alumi-UV Resin is a great way to finish it. you can use a cheap nail curing light to set it as long as the wave length matches
  25. Thread: Rio grande

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    I personally always found out it works out a bit...

    I personally always found out it works out a bit more expensive when you add import tax if applicable and the money the courier company charges for 'processing'. But Ive not ordered from the states...
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